Conversations and Connections

Practical Advice on Writing

WHEN 04/18/2015 9:00 AM
WHERE Washington, DC

What is Conversations and Connections?

Conversations and Connections is a one-day writer's conference that brings together writers, editors, and publishers in a friendly, supportive environment. The conference is organized by Barrelhouse magazine, and has been held for the past 8 years in DC, and the past 2 in Philadelphia. All proceeds go to Barrelhouse and participating small presses and literary magazines.

What Will You Get?

A whole lot of stuff! For your $70 registration fee, you get the full day conference, including the keynote by featured authors keynote discussion, and 3 craft workshop/panel sessions, plus 1 ticket for Speed Dating with Editors, your choice of 1 of the 4 featured books, 1 subscription to a participating literary magazine, and (for those of you 21 or over) our world famous Boxed Wine Happy Hour. Boxed Wine Happy Hour!

What Past Participants Have Said

"I think the most useful thing about the conference was the atmosphere. It was very non-pretentious and inviting. As someone who has never attended a conference before, I suppose I had some preconceived notion. But I thought everyone from the facilitators to the attendees to the panelists were accessible and friendly and helpful. The sense of community and new relationships was well worth it."

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For a registration fee of $70, you get the full day conference, one of four featured books, a lit mag subscription, one ticket to Speed Dating with Editors, and Boxed Wine Happy Hour. Whoa.

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Conversations and Connections was founded and is organized by Barrelhouse, a nonprofit literary organization that publishes a twice yearly literary magazine, as well as a website where literary things happen.

Johns Hopkins The Master of Arts in Writing Program
The conference is hosted by the Johns Hopkins The Master of Arts in Writing Program. With a part-time format, craft-base courses, and a faculty of practicing writers and editors, the program offers a challenging, nurturing home in Washington or Baltimore to expand knowledge and skills in Fiction or Nonfiction.

826 DC
826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

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